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Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.], London, 1573.
Description:
First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78459
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
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Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79146
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
Prenobilis Militis, Cognomento For[t]escu, qui temporibus Henrici sexti floruit, de politica administratione, et legibus ciuilibus florentissimi regni Anglie, commentarius. S.T.C. 11193; Beale T356
Publisher:
Typis E. Whitechurche, et veneunt in aedibus H. Smyth [etc.], London, 1543?.
Description:
First edition of the work better known to us as Fortescue's 'De Laudibus Legum Angliae', placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory" and the first work to elucidate the nature of the Inns of Court and that of trial by jury
Condition:
Later calf, gilt, lightly rubbed, neatly repaired, extensive early English translations (from Mulcaster) in the margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79156
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
political theory, English constitutional law, Inns of Court, juries

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